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Nets Come Up Short in Triple-OT

The Nets put in another good effort, but once again, they fell a possession short against a good team at the Prudential Center, falling to the Thunder 123-120 in triple-overtime.

With both Kevin Durant and Devin Harris out, it was an ugly game for the most part. The Thunder led by nine going into the fourth, but the Nets came back to take the lead with two minutes to go. The lead went back and forth after that and Russell Westbrook put the Thunder up three with a pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds left, but Anthony Morrow hit a running three at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

The Nets went up six midway through the first OT, but they went scoreless on their final four possessions of the period. Westbrook tied the game with a jumper with 19 seconds on the clock and the Nets could only get a long Lopez jumper that fell way short at the buzzer.

The Nets led by three with in the final seconds of the second OT, but Stephen Graham fouled Jeff Green on a three with 4.6 on the clock. Green made all three free throws and Jordan Farmar missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer.

Westbrook then took over in the third OT, scoring all 13 of the Thunder's points in the period. The Nets had a chance to tie on their final possession, but James Harden knocked away Farmar's pass for Morrow in the corner, sealing the win.

Lopez had his first double-double of the season, scoring 28 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, but he made just seven of his 23 shots. Starting for Harris, Farmar was more efficient, scoring a career-high 28 points on 12-for-21 shooting, while dishing out nine assists. Morrow added 25 points and Kris Humphries grabbed 15 rebounds. Westbrook and Jeff Green combined for 75 points for the Thunder.

Three Nets --Farmar, Lopez and Morrow-- played more than 50 minutes, but Avery Johnson said the Nets will not be recalling Terrence Williams anytime soon.